22-year old babe FREIA is seriously shaking up the European pop scene right now. We’re currently obsessing over her new track Call My Name and you haven’t heard it yet, you’re gonna wanna. We caught up with her to chat fave gigs, dream collabs and what she’s got on the agenda for the rest of 2017…
Tell us about yourself…
I spent my childhood bouncing between the underground vibes of numerous capital cities and the boho vibes of the countryside. I grew with that ‘wild’ and ‘free’ spirit and that definitely influenced me and, now, my music. I describe my music as a unique pop, electro with tribal sounds.
How would you describe your aesthetic and how does it inspire your music?
Through my music, I want to let people know who I really am. When I sing I open my heart to the world and I only sing about the experiences that changed/affected me. I am an emotional person and I had a lot of moments when I needed to be strong- so I wished to encourage people through my music to be strong, independent, confident and never to be afraid to tell how they really feel. Being emotional and sensitive is not a sign of weakness.
Who’s the coolest person you’ve met so far?
Both my producer, Quba, and my manager, Fabrice Nataf. They’re the most coolest and inspiring people I have ever met!
What’s on the agenda for 2017?
I finished my first album this year and I’ve also just released my debut single ‘Call My Name’, I’m very proud of the video and my amazing team! I have a tour planned in China & much more surprises! I dream that 2017 will be amazing for my career!
What’s the best gig you have ever played?
Until now, the best gig I have ever played was a couple of years ago, with Quba, in Paris. The energy & the people were incredible!
Who would you like to collaborate with and why?
I would love to collaborate with Coldplay. Their music is so inspiring & emotional – it really gets to me. This collab would be a dream come true.
Why do you think the relationship between fashion and music is so strong?
Through fashion, I get to show people my personality, how I feel and who I really am. It goes the same with music; it’s just a different way of expressing yourself.
What’s your favourite music video?
The Chemical Brothers – Wide Open ft. Beck
Who did you listen to growing up?
Linkin Park, Eminem & Beyonce.
Who’s your biggest musical inspiration?
I love the tribal music vibes, so that is my inspiration.
What’s your guilty pleasure, most played track?
This year, Rihanna – Needed me & Coldplay – Adventure of a Lifetime.
Last album you listened to all the way through?
Beyonce – Lemonade
What track gives you goosebumps?
Tom Odell – Another Love
What’s your spirit animal?
Who are you currently stalking on Instagram?
What makes you laugh?
Clumsy people, good jokes & friends who make fun of themselves.
What’s your secret addiction?
Shoes & lipsticks.
Who’s your celebrity wannabe husband?
What would be your superhero power?
What was the first thing you did this morning?
Made myself a coffee.
Tell us something weird about yourself…
I don’t know if it’s weird, but I make lots of silly faces when I’m with my friends.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
I’m obsessed with 24K Magic by Bruno Mars.
What’s your song to get you ready for a party?
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic or Uptown Funk.
What has been your favourite place you’ve travelled to?
Greece, at the seaside.
If you were a Spice Girl which one would you be?
What do you love about Missguided?
I love Missguided because it has everything that a girl wants! From modern & versatile clothes to sexy shoes & crazy cool accessorizes.
What item of clothing can’t you live without?
Jeans & leather jacket. I can’t choose between those 2.
What items do you make sure you pack on your travels?
Ripped jeans, leather pants & jacket and an awesome choker.
Who is your style icon and why?
Rihanna is definitely my style icon. She doesn’t really have a style – she dresses exactly how she feels & that’s what I love about her. She’s constantly showing us something new, she has the baddest attitude & she always looks flawless.
Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
Fashion magazines & tribal culture.
What best describes your style?
What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?
The statement chokers. I don’t know why, but I’m in love with all of them!
If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe whose would it be?
Rihanna’s, of course.
You can only wear one outfit for the rest of the year, what is it?
High-wasted jeans, cropped top & a unique statement jacket.
Which city has the best fashion?
Paris, for sure.
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